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20.x and 21.x Remote Control

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20.x Remote

Cool Features

Limited Mode

Prevent navigating to the wrong input for watching DISH programming on your TV by enabling Limited Mode.

SAT Auto-Tune

Program your remote to tune to the correct channel for watching DISH programming when you press the SAT mode button.

Customizable Remote Commands

If you can't find a code that will allow your DISH remote to control your device, or if commands are not working as expected, you can teach your remote commands.

Top Questions

Why won't my remote change the volume on my TV?

Your remote may not be programmed to control functions on your TV. Check out these step-by-step instructions to pair your remote to your TV or another device.

Why won't my remote work with my DISH receiver?

Often, this problem is due to dead batteries, or a remote or receiver error. Follow these steps to resolve your remote control issue.

What type of batteries does my remote take?

Your remote takes four AAA batteries. Check out these instructions if you need help inserting batteries into your remote correctly.

Want to Know More?

Visit our remote control how-to pages for step-by-step instructions for programming your remote, tuning to the correct channel/input for watching DISH programming, and more!

Check out the setup guide for additional information on your remote (the model number is located on the back of your remote): 20.0/20.1, 21.0/21.1. Reference Important Product Information for your remote.

Need assistance with your receiver? Look to the receiver support pages for helpful info.

Troubleshoot issues with your equipment online.

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Function Condition
Put in SAT mode If pressed one time
Perform SAT Auto Tune function If enabled
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Put in TV mode -
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Put in Aux mode -
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Put in DVD mode -
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Display Main Menu If pressed one time
Display System Info If pressed two times
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Cycle through TV inputs -
Tune to correct input for satellite If programmed to TV and held for 3 seconds
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Cycle receiver power on/off -
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Cycle TV power on/off -
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Page up -
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Page down -
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Cycles sound on/off -
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Decrease sound -
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Increase sound -
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Display EPG If pressed one time
Cycle through favorites lists If pressed two times
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Left one If pressed one time
Displays Themes menu If on live TV
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Select highlighted option If pressed one time
Display Browse Banner If on live TV
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Up one -
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Right one If pressed one time
Display Browse Banner If on live TV
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Down one -
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Display last channel -
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Display program info -
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Display live TV If pressed one time
Display Program Banner If on live TV
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Cancel on screen menu/pop-up -
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- Function varies by screen and customer selection
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Skip back 10 seconds If pressed one time
Skip back 10 frames If paused
Skip back 4 hours If on guide
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Display DISH On Demand Menu If pressed one time
Display My Recordings If pressed two times
Display Daily Schedule If pressed three times
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Skip forward 30 seconds If pressed one time
Skip forward 10 frames If paused
Skip forward 4 hours If on guide
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Rewind speed to 4x If pressed one time
Rewind speed to 15x If pressed two times
Rewind speed to 60x If pressed three times
Rewind speed to 300x If pressed four times
Decrease fast forward speed If fast forwarding
Back 4 hours If on guide
Rewind speed to 1/4 If paused
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Pause program -
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Fast forward speed to 4x If pressed one time
Fast forward speed to 15x If pressed two times
Fast forward speed to 60x If pressed three times
Fast forward speed to 300x If pressed four times
Decrease rewind speed If rewinding
Forward 24 hours If on guide
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Stop playback If watching a recording
Stop recording If recording a program
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Record programming -
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Start playback If on My Recordings
Resume playback If paused
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Input alphanumeric values -
Access System Wizard If "0" is held for 3 seconds
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Cycle through available formats -
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Display Search menu -
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Swap PIP tuners If PIP is on screen
Watch alternate tuner If PIP is not on screen
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Display PIP If pressed one time
Display larger PIP If pressed two times
Display side-by-side PIP If pressed three times
Close PIP If pressed four times
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Cycle PIP screen position to 1st position If pressed one time
Cycle PIP screen position to 2nd position If pressed two times
Cycle PIP screen position to Nth position If pressed N times (up to 9)
Display side-by-side PIP If PIP is not on screen
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Display DishHOME menu -